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buying for your academy

29 November 2012

With budgets under strain and the accountability agenda at the forefront of education policy, schools and academies must be able to demonstrate that they are securing best value for goods and services.

Please use the link below to obtain detailed guidance from the DfE in respect of procuring services for your academy...

Click here to view the ‘effective buying for your school’ guidance.

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Legal updates

School not responsible for pupil attack on teaching assistant: council’s successful appeal a reminder that failure in written risk assessment not fatal - causation is key

Over five years after the event, and following a protracted legal process, Norfolk County Council have successfully appealed a finding of negligence against them.

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Legal updates

New year, new approach – getting compliance right

Compliance is a broad term and covers the three Ps – paper, people and practice. Be it safeguarding, GDPR or health and safety, there is a direct link between high-quality, outcomes-focused training and the impact on staff and children in your setting and to help you get it right, here are my eight tips for excellent compliance training.

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Legal updates

Department for Education (DfE) guidance on educational provision during lockdown

The government decision on lockdown and the subsequent Department for Education (DfE) guidance vulnerable children and the children of critical workers and actions for schools to take during lockdown.

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Legal updates

Exams and assessments: what we know so far

The government has issued updated guidance for schools during the 2021 national lockdown. Find out more here.

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